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Poster: iwoolf Date: Feb 8, 2013 3:50am
Forum: audio_podcast Subject: download count different on item page to API

I want to list the current download count next to my podcasts on my website. I was writing a script using the archive.org API, when I found that the API gives a much lower download count than the number listed on each item page.

Does anyone know why the item page download count is different to the download count given by the API? Is there a way to use the API to get the more accurate download count?

If I can get it to work, I'll post the script.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Feb 8, 2013 9:20am
Forum: audio_podcast Subject: Re: download count different on item page to API

the dl count on the item page is calculated every 24 hours.
the dl count on the search results page is calculated once per month.

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Poster: iwoolf Date: Feb 8, 2013 6:05pm
Forum: audio_podcast Subject: Re: download count different on item page to API

So I shouldn't use the API, I should scrape the item page for a dynamic download count display? Thanks!